Police officer Dennis Guerra dies after Coney Island building fire

The 38-year-old officer and his partner were overcome

The 38-year-old officer and his partner were overcome by carbon monoxide and smoke responding to the fire. (Credit: NYPD)

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NYPD statement

One of the two police officers that was caught in a massive fire in Coney Island this past Sunday has died.

Officer Dennis Guerra succumbed to carbon monoxide poisoning and the effects of smoke inhalation during the high-rise building fire. He passed away this morning at 6:50 a.m.

Guerra, 38, had been put in a medically induced coma and getting treatment in a hyperbaric chamber, but...

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